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McCoy's RCRA Review

September 2016

RCRA: A to Z

EPA’s new A to Z directory of hazardous waste topics is a great starting point for RCRA information and guidance. As it looks like the agency’s website reorganization is coming to an end, you can also use this site to find and re-bookmark your favorite RCRA topics.   READ MORE  


Bad news/good news for ash ponds

Utilities that are closing ash ponds will now be subject to ground water monitoring and other post-closure care requirements under an August 2016 rule. On the other hand, these folks will get an extra 1.5 years to comply.   READ MORE  



Beachside culture

Relax with us in Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 19-23, 2016. Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, our host hotel, the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, is home to a spectacular rooftop infinity pool and Sky Bar for your enjoyment. After your training, take a ride along the waterfront with Beach Bike Tours. Be sure to stop by the Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art, just one and a half miles from the hotel. We’ll see you there.

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Rooftop Pool and Sky Bar
Beach Bike Tours
Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art


RCRA in the mountains

We’ll be in Denver, Colorado, October 3-7, 2016. This year, the Renaissance Boulder Flatiron plays host to McCoy. After your training, take a hike up to Flatirons Vista, a trail about eight miles west of our Hotel. Don’t forget to bring your hiking boots! Or, satisfy your appetite at Lucky Pie, with craft beer and exceptional pizza, just ten minutes away from the hotel. Register now.

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Renaissance Boulder Flatiron Hotel
Flatirons Vista Trailhead
Lucky Pie Louisville




Midwestern RCRA

We’ll be in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 24-28, 2016. Our host hotel is the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre, in the center of Indy and just steps away from dining and shopping along Massachusetts Avenue. After your training, head to the Broad Ripple neighborhood, a twenty minute drive from the hotel, for a unique nightlife experience. Or, drive ten minutes north to the expansive Oldfields Gardens with extended hours on Thursday nights, part of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Sign up today.

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Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre
Broad Ripple Village
Oldfields Gardens


Give EPA a piece of your mind

The agency has a new website that makes it easier for you to review and comment electronically on proposed rules. Check out how organized and easy it is to use EPA’s new comment portal.   READ MORE  




RCRA at the refreshed South Shore Harbour

We’ll be in Houston, Texas, November 15-16, 2016. McCoy heads to the newly renovated South Shore Harbour for our last RCRA Refresher of the year. The South Shore Harbour is an all-inclusive resort, featuring a 130,000-square-foot fitness center and spa, two restaurants, an outdoor pool, and access to the 27-hole South Shore Harbour Country Club; all so you can relax after your daily download. Zip in, and zip out in two short days. We’ll see you there.

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South Shore Harbor Resort
Nearby Dining




Las Vegas, naturally

Our last seminar of the year will be in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 5-9, 2016. Come stay and play at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, our host hotel, for only $49.00 per night. Post-seminar, journey out to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, just a twenty minute drive from the hotel. There you can experience gorgeous hikes, challenging rock climbing, horseback rides, and mountain biking. Join us.

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The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Hiking Red Rock Canyon


Mining the final frontier

The mining industry’s brightest future could be in a dark place—outer space. A single asteroid can contain trillions of dollars in raw materials. Companies like Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries are on the cusp of launching mining missions. Find out more here.


2016–2017 Seminars

5-Day RCRA Seminars
Virginia Beach: September 19–23, 2016
Denver: October 3–7, 2016
Indianapolis: October 24–28, 2016
Las Vegas: December 5–9, 2016
Phoenix: February 6–10, 2017
Orlando: February 27–Mar 3, 2017
Houston: April 10–14, 2017
Hilton Head Island: May 8–12, 2017
Portland: June 19–23, 2017
San Antonio: July 17–21, 2017
Lake Tahoe: August 21–25, 2017

2-Day RCRA Refreshers
Houston: November 15–16, 2016
Denver: March 21–22, 2017
Las Vegas: May 31–Jun 1, 2017
Boston: August 1–2, 2017

3-Day Puerto Rico RCRA Seminar
Guaynabo: August 8–10, 2017

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